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voters, the women voters. the obama campaign sees openings after tuesday's debate. romney campaign on defense but fighting back hard complete with a bus tour via women who used to work for mitt romney. joining me chris cillizza of postpolitics.com. the senz both campaigns have the obama campaign thinks they gained some ground out of the debate that mitt romney gave them some openings. mitt romney in their campaign as of yesterday firing off press releases sending out surrogates. they felt they were playing defense. this is president obama today in new hampshire. >> by the way, we want our sons to thrive in math and science and engineering. but we also want our daughters to thrive in those fields, too. we don't have to order up some binders to find qualified, talented, driven, young women who can learn and excel in these fields right now. and when these young women graduate, i want them to receive equal pay for equal work. >> arguments over the economy, the romney campaign, chris, has been saying that this is an economic issue. president obama trying to respond to that today. and th
issue. >> today women who work for mitt romney when he was governor of massachusetts set off on a bus tour through iowa. ann romney went on "the view." >> this year it's nearly 90 -- i would say 95% of what i hear from women is help, please help. >> and out in ohio, bubba and the boss. bruce springsteen and bill clinton hitting the trail in ohio to fire up support for barack obama. >> he can't even say whether he would sign a law which is already on the books. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. today both campaigns are stepping up their attempt to win over undecided voters, the women voters. the obama campaign sees openings after tuesday's debate. romney campaign on defense but fighting back hard complete with a bus tour via women who used to work for mitt romney. joining me chris cillizza of postpolitics.com. the senz both campaigns have the obama campaign thinks they gained some ground out of the debate that mitt romney gave them some openings. mitt romney in their campaign as of yesterday firing off press releases sending out surrogates. they felt they were playin
-- >> i'm sorry. yeah? what's up? >> governor romney just said he killed osama bin laden. would you care to respond? >> no. you two go ahead. >> will joe biden have to prove he's tougher? >> we think he'll come at me like a can bonn ball. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell. mitt romney is trying to turn the momentum from his debate performance into a political tidal wave. stinging to swing state spots including today's foreign policy speech containing attacks on the president's record. during the daily fix, chris. this was mitt romney going after president obama saying he's leading from behind. i just got off a conference call the obama team put on with madeleine albright. he barely mentioned china and his mention of russia they say russia is not the greatest foreign policy challenge. when it comes to the middle east he senses vulnerability in the wake of benghazi. >> i think it's an attempt for romney to push the reset button. they put out a statement, a political statement before we knew about the death of ambassador chris stef ens that they could have handled it better but it doesn't me
>> romney will also be campaigning today in iowa, says he's got the momentum on his side. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president and that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> the romney campaign, though, is distancing itself today from republican senate candidate in indiana, richard mourdock who romney only this week endorsed in a tv ad, the indiana republican set off a firestorm in a debate last night with these comments about rape and abortion. >> i struggled with it myself for a long time but i came to realize life is that gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> and they can just get along. monday's boca debate, "daily show" style. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden. drones are being used in drone strikes and i support that entirely. and feel the president was right. i want to underscore the same point the president made. i felt the same as the president did. i supported his action there. absolutely the right thi
mitchell reports," a bout last night, president obama and governor romney, what both are saying about their debate performance. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy, the fellow on stage last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> last night i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very din visions for the country. and i think it was helpful to be able to describe those visions. i saw the president's vision as trickle down government and i don't think that's what america believes in. >> overnight polls and "the denver post" give round one to romney. as a republican challenger went after the president's record. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spent his energy and passion fo
and governor romney trying to capitalize on their debate performances in three of the most politically valuable battleground states. a lot of the buzz surrounding the two candidates is about that verbal brawl last night. the brawl that broke out at hofstra. joining me now for our daily fix chris cizilla, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com and mark halperin senior political analyst for "time" and msnbc. chris to you as a viewer, not rating the debate, winners or losers, not that, but who answered questions and who was responsive to the people in the room and people at home? >> my read out on it, andrea, i watched it live and rewatched some of the clips, i have not watched the whole thing again, so let me say that as a caveat, but my read is neither of them really answered that many questions. candy crowley, i think, to her credit, repeatedly kind of said, you answered apples and the question was oranges. they did not answer the questions that were asked of them broadly. at one point there was a question about gas prices and we started talking about china. they kind -- as
obama and a future under romney. >> he clearly changes tactic. they said he would change his tactic but his answers didn't change. he didn't offer any new idea about how the next four years would be any different than the last four years. >> did they answer the questions? but the line that everyone is talking about today -- >> i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks and they brought us binders full of women. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. today president obama and governor romney trying to capitalize on their debate performances in three of the most politically valuable battleground states. a lot of the buzz surrounding the two candidates is about that verbal brawl last night. the brawl that broke out at hofstra. joining me now for our daily fix chris cizilla, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com and mark halperin senior political analyst for "time" and msnbc. chris to you as a viewer, not rating the debate, winners or losers, not that, but who answered questions and who was responsive to the people in the ro
military has changed. we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. >> romney's strategy, be agreeable. >> would you have stuck with mubarak? >> no. i believe as the president indicated and said at the time that i supported his action there. we had to go into pakistan. we had to go in to get osama bin laden. na was the right thing to do. that's widely reported drones are being used in drone strikes and i support that. >> did mitt romney muff his chance to rule those auto workers in ohio? >> i'm a son of detroit. born in detroit. my dad was head of a car company. i like american cars. and i would do nothing to hurt the u.s. auto industry. my plan to get the industry on its feet when it was in real trouble was not to start writing checks. it was president bush that wrote the first checks. i disagreed. these companies need to go through a managed bankruptcy. >> governor romney, you keep on trying to, you know, air brush history here. you were very clear, that you would not provide government assistance to the u.s. auto companies even if they went through bankruptc
live in washington. only one day to go before mitt romney faces off against president obama in denver and our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows voters across the nation are placing more importance on these debates than the last time a sitting president ran and was challenged. joining me chris cizilla, managing editor of post politics.com and nbc political editor mark murray. mark, first to you, go through the numbers on the new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. others have shown tightening of the race. when you asked voters whether they are looking to these debates more than last time did. >> people are paying attention. four in ten saying this is going to matter, be important to their vote, although worth noting about six in ten of the people said this wasn't going to be all that important. when you dig inside the numbers it shows that key parts of president obama's coalition african-americans, latinos, are actually putting a high importance on the debates which actually kind of shows the challenge that mitt romney has to actually get his side as enthusiastic about it.
romney tries to clean up his 47% blunder. >> now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right and in this case i said something that's just completely wrong and i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> plus, late night's take on the mile-high debate. >> there is no red america, there is no blue america, there is only the america that can't believe how bad this guy did in the debate. romney won with the sound off. dude, he's yelling at you, look up! look up! what are you looking at, writing that's so important -- oh, that's nice. i didn't realize. that is impressive work. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. >> romney will come across as empathetic. but here's what mitt's been promising for the last two years. tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. how do you make that seem warm and fuzzy? well you just need to shake it up as hard as mitt did last night. so, let's give it a shot. okay. here we go. >> a little magic there. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington today. the white house got some welcome new
agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states! >> today, heavy hitters are fighting back. senator marco rubio just now in denver. >> the last four years the american middle class has been buried. those aren't my words. those happened to be the words of the distinguished vice president of the united states, mr. joe biden. no, don't boo. he's the best thing we got going, guys. >> and how's this for trail mix? mitt romney got more than he bargained for when he posed at chipotle after ordering a burrito bowl in a photo op that's an internet sensation. good day, andrea mitchell live in denver at the site of tonight's presidential debate, the first time in five years that barack obama and mitt romney are going to be face-to-face in what the local newspaper is headlining as the duel in denver. joining me now for our daily fix, chris cizilla, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com. first of all, this, the big face-off, let's talk about the state of the race. we have new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll numbe
where romney trailed the president by double digits only one month ago. romney celebrating his momentum in rain soaked virginia. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. >> president obama in san francisco last night sounded a new urgency, trying to get people to vote. >> i need you in this election. the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be sitting. >> buckeye battleground, obama and romney both in ohio tonight. the state that matters most to republicans. first, romney kicks off the day at a family farm in iowa where he will be speaking minutes from now. and the battle over big bird, the president turns his attack into a punch line and a commercial, as sesame workshop and senator john mccain cried foul over the obama campaign's new bird ad. >> elmo is -- has been seen in a white suburban he's driving for the border. oscar is hide out in his trash can. we're cracking down on them. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again b
gap. and president obama is flyi to florida after playing down romney's rise in the polls and his own poor debate performance. >> governor romney had a good night. i had a bad night. -- >> how bad in its not the first time i've had a bad night. >> and overseas, holding out hope for the school girl now being called an icon of pakistan. we'll get a live report on malala's condition. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live at center college in danville, kentucky. ahead of an -- here we've got a great crowd here already. already for tonight's crucial debate, the vice presidential debate in a presidential campaign that has a razor-thin edge. joining me now is chris cillizza, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com and chuck todd, nbc's chief white house correspondent, political director and host of "the daily rundown." >> abe lincoln behind you. >> let me go to chris cillizza first. >> sure. >> back in washington, talk about the stake as head. what are the two burdens, if you will for the two candidates tonight? >> well, look, i mean i think it is relatively obvious that
. >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports" countdown to denver. president obama and mitt romney prepare for their first debate. both sides trying to lower expectations. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> flashpoint libya, the white house on the defensive after reports of both security and intelligence nurse in benghazi before that terror attack. >> standing up, sitting down. >> which ever one you like. >> there you go. >> do whatever they tell us. >> the white house line is you heard the president say, osama bin laden is dead, al qaeda is done, everything is fine in the middle east. this, obviously, contradicts -- ther series of events contradicts that campaign slogan. so, the fact is, that this was clearly an act of terror committed by people who were pretty well trained jihadists. >> more carnage in afghanistan. the taliban
. >> right. >> all of it. >> all of it. >> midwest firewall, 18 days to go our polls. today while romney preps for the final debate, the president is hitting him hard in virginia. >> we've got to name this condition that he's going through. i think -- i think it's called romnesia. that's what it's called. i think that's what he's going through. i'm not a medical doctor, but i do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because i want to make sure nobody else catches it. >> mitt romney and paul ryan are both in florida and they caught a key endorsement from "the "orlando sentinel"" today. and what a kick. >> that was a high schooler, a washington state high school football player kicking his way into the record books, nailing a 6-yard field goal. what a kick indeed. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. it is back to the battleground states after a night of comedy in new york. and white ties an tails. let's get back to our daily fix, joining me in person, chris cizilla and msnbc contributor managing editor of the "washington post" post politics and, of course, our own mark murray.
charities roast in new york. >> this is the third time that governor romney and i have met recently. as some of you may have noticed i had a lot more energy in our second debate. i was really well rested after the nice long nap i had in the first debate. >> the campaign can require a lot of wardrobe changes. we -- blue jeans in the morning, perhaps, suits for a lunch fund-raiser. sport coat for dinner. but it's nice to finally relax and to wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> the president set off alarms on "the daily show" with his awkward response when jon stewart challenged him about benghazi. >> i would say even you would admit it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people, as far as us all being on the same page? >> well here's what i'll say. >> yeah. >> if four americans get killed it's not optimal and we're going to fix it. >> right. >> all of it. >> all of it. >> midwest firewall, 18 days to go our polls. today while romney preps for the final debate, the president is hitting him hard in virginia. >> we've got to name this condition that he's goin
for you yesterday? >> thank goodness. >> mitt romney arrives in long island for tonight's debate as his running mate stumps in virginia today. >> how are you doing? man. what a beautiful day. >> the president needs to reverse his slide after denver, mitt romney hopes to maintain the enthusiasm he's built and prove his first debate victory wasn't a fluke. taking responsibility, hillary clinton accepting full responsibility for the security failures in benghazi, but she says it shouldn't be a political issue. >> i don't think we want to get into any blame game. what we want to do is get to the bottom of what happened. >> and with the polls showing that romney is now narrowing the gap among women, the wives are front and center. >> mitt's prepared, mitt's confident, mitt's got a good presence about him. >> look at you for encouragement? >> you know, i can never tell, but i'm always primed just in case he is, so i'm perched looking at had him, smiling giving a thumb's up if he can see it. >> and good day. i'm andrea mitchell live at hofstra university in new york. we have a big crowd here.
election day. mitt romney makes his case. the republican nominee in battleground iowa where minutes from now he will deliver what his campaign calls a major speech on the economy. and in ohio, thursday romney borrowed a page from president obama's 2008 playbook calling himself the candidate of change. >> this is a time when america faces big challenges. we have a big election and we want a president who will actually bring big changes and i will and he won't. >> hello, everybody. hello. so exciting. >> getting out the vote, president obama in chicago to cast his early ballot and encourage voters to do the same. >> all across the country we're seeing a lot of early voting. it means you don't have to, you know, figure out whether you need to take time off work, figure out how to pick up the kids, and still cast your ballot. if something happens on election day. >> and don't be late, first lady michele obama shares her unique strategy for getting people to the polls with jimmy kimmel. >> election day, election day. up and adam. let's go. it's election day. come on, let's go. get your shoes
. but that storm on the east coast had other ideas. >> governor romney canceled his schedule tonight but today he was still campaigning out of the storm's path in ohio. >> on the eastern coast of our nation, a lot of people are enduring some very difficult times. and our hearts and our prayers go to them. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we are in a special edition today, hurricane sandy growing stronger, reaching what could be historic strength as it heads directly for the northeast. we've got all of our reporters standing by throughout the danger zones with full reports but first, our meteorologist bill karins, live in lower manhattan, bracing for the storm surge tonight. bill, you're down there near battery city and obviously you're looking at tide coming in i guess around 8:30 tonight, is the really first test of just how bad this is going to be? >> yeah. this is slightly scary since this is what it looks like at the low tide, you know. we hit that this morning the high tide, about six hours go to the low tied, get up there. it's already gone down about four or five fe
. >> policy of a romney administration will be to oppose abortion with the exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother. >> well, i guess he accepts governor romney's position now because in the past he had has argued that there was rape and forcible rape -- >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. the table is now reset for next week's matchup between the president and governor romney's after last night's combative contest in danville between the running mates. the vice presidential candidates sparred for 90 minutes in a contentious debate that delighted their bases but what is the impact on independent and undecided voters. joining me david gregory moderator of "meet the press" and chris cizilla msnbc contributor and managing editor of post-politics.com. the big night in danville first to you, chris overnight quick reaction polls which we don't rely on because they're on-line polls. >> right. >> but your sense from your blog as to whether this was a win, place or draw? >> you know, i think everything your analysis in this debate fends on what you think of joe biden
you have to. >> i don't -- i don't think that any relationship between me and mitt romney is different from previous presidential campaigns. >> governor romney barnstorming today in, where else, ohio. he's got three stops in the buckeye state as the latest poll shows him trailing obama by five points. >> go out there and find some people, bring them to the polls. by the way if someone doesn't have a ride to the polls, help them get to the polls. we need to make sure ohio is going to send a message loud and clear, we want real change, we want big change, we're ready. this is our time. >> and obama trying to explain donald trump telling leno how that storied rivalry really began. >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> yeah. we had, you know, constant run-ins on the soccer field. you know he wasn't very good. >> right. >> resented it. >> yeah, yeah. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we're following all of the action in a presidential contest that is basically tied. today, the candidates are scrambling. a big name makes an anticipated
and show it to you and you would say oh, this explains why romney's winning. for instance, the economic indicators are all going in the direction, if i told you this is what the economy, people's perception of the economy's going to look like two weeks before the election, six months ago everybody would have said obama was a cinch for re-election, yet that has not -- >> only 9% now think the economy's going in the wrong direction. 45% see improvement. >> it is stunning, the improvement they see. but what seems to be the blank slate here, i sit here and label the polling memo the reluctant last 6%, if you will, they seem reluctant to rehire him and reluctant to fire him. it all seems to come down to there isn't a sense that they know what the second term's going to look like, and what they want, the biggest number in there, that 62% number we have been talking about a lot, 62% say an obama second term they want to see major changes. if you assume 47 of that 62 are romney supporters, that's 15. that means a bunch of obama supporters want to hear about major changes. >> chris cillizza, wit
is a little out of practice. mitt romney is sometimes called out of touch. >>> plus, the blowup over benghazi with libya sure to come up tomorrow night. senator lindsey graham this weekend accusing the white house of a cover-up. >> they're trying to sell a narrative, quite frankly, that the mideast, the wars are receding and al qaeda's been dismantled. they believe believed the media would investigate. congress was out of session, and this caught up with them. >> on the trail today, paul ryan stumping in his home state before heading this hour to ohio. >> and in wisconsin, we have shown that if leaders step up and lead, we as voters have their backs. we haven't dedicated our electoral votes since 1984 to the republican nominee. it is time we change that. >> and a laugh a minute. "snl's" take on joe biden and paul ryan. >> first of all, i want to thank centre college for hosting us this evening. >> oh, boy, here we go. oh, man. >> four years ago president obama made a promise. that he would bring down unemployment below 6%. >> oh, this guy. i mean -- >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in wa
. >> storming the battleground, mitt romney plants his flag in ohio where new polls show he is within four points of president obama. his wingman today, chris christie. >> now we're down to the time where everybody is paying attention. now we're down to the time where the lights are the brightest, and the american people have to decide what's their future? >> president obama in ohio trying to rally the base at ohio state asking residents to vote early. >> the bus is around the corner that can get you there and back. don't wait. do not delay. go vote today. >> seriously off message the romney campaign tries to clean up, the governor's comments to "the des moines register" about abortion. >> do you intend to pursue any legislation specifically regarding abortion? >> i don't -- there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. one thing which i would change however which would be done by executive order not legislation, i would reinstate the mexico city policy. >> affirmative action, civil rights group rally as the supreme court revisi
. >> the exchange back in business today. >> and mitt romney is back on the campaign trail, in florida. >> so i believe that this is the year for us to take a different course. i will bring real change and real reform. and a president that brings us together. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. misery from sandy is coming along the northeast corridor with fires burning in new jersey and search and rescue operations going on. one of the hardest had hit in the state is point pleasant beach where we find nbc's ron allen who rode out the storm there and met with a beach front resident that surveyed the damage. >> that was the whole dining area. there were walls and windows, just, you know, where our to go was and our kitchen. >> there are no walls and windows now. >> amazing. >> and joining me now, ron allen in point pleasant beach, new jersey. ron, teresa is in still in shock when she talked to you and people throughout that area. still clearly trying to get their hearts and minds around the devastation of their town. >> exactly, andrea. it was so unexpected that the storm would b
romney is not campaigning but holding what his campaign calls a hurricane relief event coincidentally in battleground ohio. >> we have a lot of goods here and i know there's more coming in and we're going to box these things up in just a minute and put them on some trucks and then we're going to send them into i think it's new jersey. >> new yorkers ordered off the streets last night it was a lonely late night for letterman and fallon. no live audiences to laugh at their jokes. >> got up this morning, turned on the radio and listened for the talk show closings. i have no luck. >> talk show closings. >> yeah. >> that's a play on -- >> wait a minute. i think i hear people banging at the door of the theater demanding to come in. wait a minute! we don't want to miss this. the storm has stopped the presidential campaign, so at least some good has come of it. >> and good day. aim andrea mitchell, live in washington. not a laughing matter today. the northeast crippled by sandy. 8 million without power, the storm moving very slowly toward canada. the weather channel's hurricane expert brian n
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